State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the Georgia Department of Labor will host an online chat about `Services for Veterans` Wednesday, Oct. 26. The chat will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the GDOL website

This live chat will help veterans and the employers that hire them learn more about the many programs and services available to them from the Georgia Department of Labor – said Butler.

The 90-minute, question-and-answer chat is called "Ask T.E.D." (Type, Explore, Discover). Information will be provided to veterans on career and employment counseling, referral to training and supportive services, and qualifications for special programs, as well as veterans benefits, rights and job preferences. Information will also be available to employers on tax credits and business incentives to hire veterans.

Employers, job seekers, and workforce professionals are encouraged to participate in the chat. Questions may be submitted in advance on Facebook at

and Twitter at


and those questions will be answered during the chat. To sign up for a reminder, or sign into the chat on the day of the event, go to the Spotlight or Quick Links sections on the GDOL website at

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